Mustang by Bullet with Hearts and Tears
I made the first solo ride into Mustang, in January 2009, on a standard Royal Enfield 350.
It's a tough journey, especially on an antique bike, but it is possible. At high altitude, the Bullet begins to struggle. It also guzzles fuel, which is difficult to find. It gets very cold at night, but the views more than compensate for the hardship!
The "track" is on an old trekking route. Although the trekkers now stay away, you are still required to have permits to enter the area. I can speak a bit of Nepali, and I went out of season, so I got away with it. I just rode up. If you're going in the tourist seasons, I'd recommend having a permit.
Above Jomsom, it's like riding on the surface of the moon. Completely barren as far as you can see, with no vegetation or animal life. It's absolutely spectacular.
Hearts and Tears Motorcycle Club is an adventure tourism business in Pokhara, Nepal. We're going to run Mustang tours commercially from October 2010.